|SignWriting List Forum|
Michael Everson |
Date: Mon Oct 25, 1999 6:51 pm
Subject: Re: SW-L Digest - 24 Oct 1999 to 25 Oct 1999
>The SignWriting List also accepts attached files. This makes it possible to
>send email messages written in a signed language, such as American Sign
>Language, or Danish Sign Language. Sometimes we teach each other how to
>read and write SignWriting on the email list too....so the attached files
>can also be used to teach SignWriting symbols.
>Attachments should pertain to SignWriting in some way. They can be an
>entire email message written in a signed language. Or they can be questions
>and answers about SignWriting symbols. Or they can be photos relating to
>SignWriting. The attachments can also include life-like illustrations of
>signs, if they are coupled with SignWriting. The email messages written in
>a signed language can be about any subject, just as long as you provide an
>English translation in your email message, and perhaps explain the reason
>for the attachment. Perhaps you would like to show a certain grammatical
>structure through the discussion? The messages, in other words, should be
>educational in nature. There is a possibility that attached files could
>become an excellent way to learn to read and write SignWriting.
>Each email message should not contain more than one attachment.
>Attachments should not be compressed, and should not be more than 500K. The
>formats accepted are .GIF, .JPEG, .SGN, .DIC, .DIN, .DOC, & .TXT (and
>possibly .PDF?). Be sure to include an English explanation of the
>attachment in your email message.
I am currently receiving the digest, and I would REALLY like to encourage
people ***not*** to post attachments to the e-mail discussion list. Not
everyone wants every attachment, and they take time and cost money to
download. All such postings should be sent to an ftp site, and only the
pointer to the relevant file. I have done this myself, often, vide:
I wouldn't want to have to stop subscribing to the list, but I only want
those attachments which I feel are relevant to me.
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